SMA cross

Last updated 11 days ago

This strategy is based on SMA, enabling Gunbot to buy when prices start moving up - indicated by fast SMA crossing over slow SMA. Selling takes place as soon as fast SMA crosses down slow SMA.

To refine this strategy, other indicators are available to be used as confirmation for both buying and selling. For example you could have Gunbot buy when slow SMA crosses up fast SMA and and RSI is below 30.

Gain protection is optional for this strategy.

Be aware that this can lead to sell orders below your break-even point.

Normal constraints like "buy once, sell once" don't apply to this strategy: each time buying criteria occur, Gunbot will place a buy order as high as set in your balance settings.

Trading example

Example of how trading with this strategy can perform. Details and settings

How to work with this strategy

The infographic below describes what triggers trades with this strategy.

Strategy parameters

Following settings options are available for SMACROSS and can be set in the strategy configurator of the GUI or the strategies section of the config.js file.

These settings are global and apply to all pairs running this strategy. When you want a specific parameter to be different for one or more pairs, use an override at the pair level.

Using the BUY_METHOD and SELL_METHOD parameters you can combine different methods for buying and selling. This strategy page assumes both BUY_METHOD and SELL_METHOD are set to SMACROSS. Accepted values are all strategy names as listed here.

Buy settings

Buy settings are the primary trigger for buy orders. These parameters control the execution of buy orders when using SMACROSS as buy method.

Buy enabled

Description
Values
Order types
Name

Set this to false to prevent Gunbot from placing buy orders.

Values: true or false

Default value: true

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy buy

Strategy sell

DCA buy

Stop limit

RT buy

Close

RT buyback

RT sell

Parameter name in config.js: BUY_ENABLED

NBA

Description
Values
Order types
Name

"Never Buy Above". Use this to only allow buy orders below the last sell rate.

This sets the minimum percentage difference between the last sell order and the next buy. The default setting of 0 disables this option.

When set to 1, Gunbot will only place a buy order when the strategy buy criteria meet and price is at least 1% below the last sell price.

Values: numerical, represents a percentage.

Default value: 0

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy buy

Strategy sell

Stop limit

Close

RT sell

DCA buy

RT buy

RT buyback

Parameter name in config.js: NBA

Take Buy

Description
Values
Order types
Name

With this setting enabled, Gunbot will try to take any buy chance between the strategy entry point and your setting for TBUY_RANGE.

As soon as the ask price drops below the upper border of this range (called "Take Buy"), it will trail down with a range of TBUY_RANGE and place a buy order as soon as the ask price crosses up "Take Buy". Confirming indicators in use are respected.

Normal strategy buy orders are still possible while using TAKE_BUY.

This option should not be used together with reversal trading.

Values: true or false

Default value: false

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy buy

Strategy sell

Stop limit

Close

RT sell

DCA buy

RT buy

RT buyback

Parameter name in config.js: TAKE_BUY

TBuy Range

Description
Values
Order types
Name

This sets the buy range for TAKE_BUY.

When set to 0.5, the initial trailing stop is set 0.5% above the entry point defined by BUY_LEVEL.

Values: numerical, represents a percentage.

Default value: 0.5

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy buy

Strategy sell

Stop limit

Close

RT sell

DCA buy

RT buy

RT buyback

Parameter name in config.js: TBUY_RANGE

Buy Level

Description
Values
Order types
Name

This sets entry point for TAKE_BUY at a percentage below the lowest EMA.

When you set this to 1, the entry point will be set 1% below the currently lowest EMA.

Values: numerical, represents a percentage.

Default value: 1

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy buy

Strategy sell

Stop limit

Close

RT sell

DCA buy

RT buy

RT buyback

Parameter name in config.js: BUY_LEVEL

Sell settings

Sell settings are the primary trigger for sell orders. These parameters control the execution of sell orders when using SMACROSS as sell method.

Sell enabled

Description
Values
Order types
Name

Set this to false to prevent Gunbot from placing sell orders.

Values: true or false

Default value: true

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy sell

Strategy buy

Stop limit

RT buy

RT sell

RT buyback

Close

DCA buy

Parameter name in config.js: SELL_ENABLED

Take Profit

Description
Values
Order types
Name

With this setting enabled, Gunbot will try to take any possible profit between the break-even point and your strategy exit point. This can be useful, for example, on days where the markets move very slowly.

It works by trailing prices upwards between the break-even point and the strategy exit point, with a configurable range for trailing: TP_RANGE. A sell order will be placed when the trailing stop limit is hit or strategy sell conditions are reached. Confirming indicators in use are respected.

Sells at minimal loss are possible when using TAKE_PROFIT, acting as a sort of mini stop loss.

This option should not be used together with reversal trading and DOUBLE_CHECK_GAIN

Values: true or false

Default value: false

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy sell

Strategy buy

RT buy

RT buyback

RT sell

Close

DCA buy

Stop limit

Parameter name in config.js: TAKE_PROFIT

TP Range

Description
Values
Order types
Name

This sets the sell range for TAKE_PROFIT.

When set to 0.5, the initial trailing stop is set 0.5% below the break-even point.

Values: numerical – represents a percentage.

Default value: 0.5

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy sell

Strategy buy

RT buy

RT buyback

RT sell

Close

DCA buy

Stop limit

Parameter name in config.js: TP_RANGE

TP Profit Only

Description
Values
Order types
Name

Enable this to only allow sell orders above the break-even point.

Values: true or false

Default value: false

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy sell

Strategy buy

RT buy

RT buyback

RT sell

Close

DCA buy

Stop limit

Parameter name in config.js: TP_PROFIT_ONLY

Double Check Gain

Description
Values
Order types
Name

Disable this to allow sell orders below the break-even point.

Values: true or false

Default value: true

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy sell

Strategy buy

RT buy

RT buyback

RT sell

Close

DCA buy

Stop limit

Parameter name in config.js: DOUBLE_CHECK_GAIN

Gain

Description
Values
Order types
Name

This sets the minimum target for selling when DOUBLE_CHECK_GAIN is enabled.

Values: numerical – represents a percentage.

Default value: 0.5

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy sell

Strategy buy

RT buy

RT buyback

RT sell

Close

DCA buy

Stop limit

Parameter name in config.js: GAIN

Indicator settings

Relevant indicators for trading with SMA cross.

These settings have a direct effect on trading with SMACROSS.

Period

Description
Values
Order types
Name

This sets the candlestick period used for trading, this affects all indicators within the strategy.

Only use supported values.

Setting a short period allows you to trade on shorter trends, but be aware that these will be noisier than longer periods.

Values: numerical– represents candlestick size in minutes.

Default value: 15

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy sell

RT buy

Strategy buy

RT buyback

DCA buy (when using an indicator to trigger)

RT sell

Close

Stop limit

Parameter name in config.js: PERIOD

Slow SMA

Description
Values
Order types
Name

The number of periods used for calculating the slow SMA.

Values: numerical, represents a number of periods.

Default value: 2

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy sell

RT buy

Strategy buy

RT buyback

RT sell

Close

Stop limit

DCA buy

Parameter name in config.js: SLOW_SMA

Fast SMA

Description
Values
Order types
Name

The number of periods used for calculating the fast SMA.

Values: numerical, represents a number of periods.

Default value: 1

Affects

Does not affect

Strategy sell

RT buy

Strategy buy

RT buyback

RT sell

Close

Stop limit

DCA buy

Parameter name in config.js: FAST_SMA

TrailMe settings

Parameters to configure additional trailing for various types of orders. Trailing works just like it does for the TSSL strategy, the difference being the starting point of trailing.

Orders resulting from trailing are only placed when the main strategy criteria are met, and confirming indicators (if any) allow the order. All these conditions must occur in the same cycle.

Because this strategy trades on crosses happening in a single cycle, it is not recommended to use additional trailing for normal buy and sell orders. Trades will only happen when both the trailing stop and strategy cross happen in the same round.

Balance settings

Confirming indicator + advanced indicator settings

Dollar cost avg settings

Reversal trading settings

Misc settings

Placeholders

The following parameters in config.js have no function for this strategy and act as placeholder.

Parameter

Description

ADX_ENABLED

Placeholder.

ATRX

Placeholder.

ATR_PERIOD

Placeholder.

BUYLVL1

Placeholder.

BUYLVL2

Placeholder.

BUYLVL3

Placeholder.

BUYLVL

Placeholder.

BUY_RANGE

Placeholder.

DISPLACEMENT

Placeholder.

HIGH_BB

Placeholder.

ICHIMOKU_PROTECTION

Placeholder.

KIJUN_CLOSE

Placeholder.

KIJUN_PERIOD

Placeholder.

KIJUN_STOP

Placeholder.

KUMO_CLOSE

Placeholder.

KUMO_SENTIMENTS

Placeholder.

KUMO_STOP

Placeholder.

LEVERAGE

Placeholder.

LONG_LEVEL

Placeholder.

LOW_BB

Placeholder.

MACD_LONG

Placeholder.

MACD_SHORT

Placeholder.

MACD_SIGNAL

Placeholder.

MAKER_FEES

Placeholder.

MEAN_REVERSION

Placeholder.

PP_BUY

Placeholder.

PP_SELL

Placeholder.

PRE_ORDER_GAP

Placeholder.

PRE_ORDER

Placeholder.

RENKO_ATR

Placeholder.

RENKO_BRICK_SIZE

Placeholder.

RENKO_PERIOD

Placeholder.

ROE_CLOSE

Placeholder.

ROE_LIMIT

Placeholder.

ROE_TRAILING

Placeholder.

ROE

Placeholder.

SELLLVL1

Placeholder.

SELLLVL2

Placeholder.

SELLLVL3

Placeholder.

SELLLVL

Placeholder.

SELL_RANGE

Placeholder.

SENKOUSPAN_PERIOD

Placeholder.

SHORT_LEVEL

Placeholder.

TENKAN_CLOSE

Placeholder.

TENKAN_PERIOD

Placeholder.

TENKAN_STOP

Placeholder.

TSSL_TARGET_ONLY

Placeholder.

USE_RENKO

Placeholder.